How to remove (uninstall) MacCleaner Pkg

MacCleaner Pkg is a part of MacKeeper program optimizer that promise to fix system's problems, delete virus and so on. Actually, it's adware program that you need to remove from the system. We collect information about MacCleaner Pkg and methods of its removal.

MacCleaner Pkg


What is adware

Adware, or advertising-supported software, is software that generates revenue for its developer by automatically generating online advertisements in the user interface of the software or on a screen presented to the user during the installation process.

From Wikipedia.

Harmful tools aren't able to afford to be straight with possible victims and just declare their intentions. It would have dropped the infection chances drastically if MacCleaner Pkg’s depiction truly reflected the things it might do to user's workstation and the amount of pains it needs to get rid of it. “Our program was developed to sink your laptop in pop-ups, hiding web pages' content and generating horrible user experience.” We assume that this isn’t happening, so if you search for a software to install – research it meticulously to keep viruses off your device. Adware often uses disguises of various sorts of tools, such as:

  • System optimizers. These ones are the most suspicious. System cleaners are, supposedly, developed to execute the operations you might cope with by yourself, but just don’t want to expend your time in doing it. Erasing cache, old shortcuts, waste of improperly uninstalled tools, useless empty folders, etc. Unfortunately, Internet-criminals understood that lots of PC operators don't ever perform those actions, and thus cannot tell if the system optimizer is doing something or not. It resulted an abundance of unwanted tools, able to display feverish activity and simulated logs, while their single goal is to display ads.
  • Browser add-ons. Their announced purposes range from speeding up your browser to giving access to the very profitable sales in every niche. You can be sure, that every reputable browser includes everything it needs for a user to utilize it efficiently. No doubt that there are many useful browser apps, but they’re well-known, and a user can easily test if one of them suits your needs.
  • Software that assists to “unlock” sites, which means that a user can see the website from a restricted territory. Suchlike programs are called VPN, and they are very useful, so the best of them are appreciated by millions of users. If you're going for an effective VPN – install a famous one.

How to remove MacCleaner Pkg

Step 1. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2. Clean the browser


  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Google Chrome

Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on


Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Delete suspicious extensions:


  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on


Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


Step 3. Scan the system

Scan the system with antimalware scanner to delete virus completely.

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Combo Cleaner advantages:

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It's Combo Cleaner trial version. To delete malware and fix system errors, you will need to purchase the license key for 44.95$. EULA, Privacy Policy and Uninstall steps.

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How malware works

We have already mentioned, malware uses its own behavioral pattern, and industriously abides it from the beginning to the end. The primal fact you need to know is that perilous utilities aren't distributed one at a time. They usually do it in bundles. An adware bundle means an installer, containing a few utilities, one of whose is useful and the other ones are not. These bundles can be downloaded from any torrent-tracker around the Web. This is the reason for us to keep telling everyone that they'd better get utilities exclusively from well-known sites: you won’t get any adware, downloading a program from a reputable website that is concerned about its users.

If a package is placed somewhere for gratis download, and a user downloads it, the infection stage starts. The file cannot be reviewed before you start the installation, and if you do – it advises you to pick a "recommended" way. It means to install everything. Lots of users do not even care about a pop-up, and automatically invite MacCleaner Pkg and some other malicious software into the OS. To prevent MacCleaner Pkg on this step, you should read everything that emerges in the windows while you're installing any software.

The final phase is to prepare a victim’s computer for MacCleaner Pkg's purposes. MacCleaner Pkg readjusts browser settings, changes the starting page address, and enters new items to the system registry to make you unable to uninstall MacCleaner Pkg if you are going to. Such a process results in an abundance of pop-ups everywhere and, with time, the compromised browser will stop preventing other infections, and your OS will be fully clogged with undesired programs. In case you don’t like that – you’d better uninstall MacCleaner Pkg in a timely manner.



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